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The Big Fat Quiz Throughout the Year 2022


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Question 108: A group of dolphins is called what?

 

Answer:

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A pod.

 

 

Question 109: Which vegetable is used if a dish is described as "a la Crécy"?

 

Answer:

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Carrots. They can be used in the dish or as a garnish. The name comes from Crécy, France, where they grow what are considered the finest carrots.

 

 

Question 110: Which book by ends with the titular vessel being impaled upon the Empire State Building?

 

Answer:

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James and the Giant Peach.

 

 

Question 111: Rene Laennec invented which aid for doctors in 1816?

 

Answer:

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The stethoscope. Laennec wasn't comfortable placing his ear right onto a woman's chest to listen to her heart, and thus led to its creation.

 

 

Question 112: The North Star is also known by what other name?

 

Answer:

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Polaris, or Pole Star, or Alpha Ursae Minoris. Any of the above is correct. It lies in the constellation Ursa Minor, and has been used for navigation for a long time.

 

 

Question 113: Aurum was the old Latin name for which precious metal?

 

Answer:

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Gold. Its chemical symbol on the periodic table (Au) comes from this name, Latin in origin.

 

 

Question 114: Who wrote the operas "The Magic Flute" and "The Marriage of Figaro"?

 

Answer:

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in 1791 and 1786 respectively.

 

 

Same drill as usual. Seven questions worth one point each. Seven points for the round.

 

Brings the current possible point total up to 117.

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6 points (my best yet!) for 63 points.

 

I only missed the carrot one. I got lucky with the Giant Peach as a Facebook meme about Roald Dahl popped up on my feed the very next day.

 

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